Kate’s April Update

April has been a great month for the Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge and passed very quickly. We were lucky to get some beautiful summer weather which is just making me more anxious for summer to begin. In Ridgefield I tabled at the Ridgefield Library Climate change talk, the Woodcock Nature Center and had a meeting with Rudy Marconi. I also worked on setting up a Ridgefield Open house with one of the members of Ridgefield’s Action Committee for the Environment. She works as an efficient lighting designer so has the most up-to-date light bulbs and fixtures in her home. She also has geothermal and solar PV! I can’t wait to see other people’s reactions to her gorgeous and energy efficient home! In East Haddam we finally came to the conclusion that canvassing is the way to go. It seems that most people in this town are do-it-yourselfers and don’t really like to venture out to town events. So our solution: come to them.